Two days out and things are looking great here at ChicagoNow
Our bloggers are doing a bang-up job, covering everything from yesterday’s
crushing Blackhawks defeat to Chicago’s parking meter meltdown to Chicago’s reaction
to Prop 8. Our users are also having their say on the site: a thread
on Tuesday’s Cubs game has 118 comments and counting.
The buzz about ChicagoNow also continues. On Wednesday Chicago
Reader’s Whet Moser chimed in and Poynter Institute’s Jim Romenesko linked to Mark Pott’s review of ChicagoNow, which continues to circulate on Twitter. To
summarize the reaction: “Interesting idea in
concept.” “Newspapers should have done this 5 years ago.” “Show
us the money.”
We hear you. We’re picking up speed at ChicagoNow. We will be launching several
more blogs within the next week, balancing out what some have called our
sports-heavy network. We’re also scouting out more blogs to host on ChicagoNow.
Suggestions you’ve sent us include:
We’re also pleased to announce a new blog today: Chicago Bar-Tender. Think of it as Chicago’s very own Smoking Gun, brought to you by journalist Marian Wang who will be nosing around Chicago’s courhouses. Read her opening statement for more details.
As always, we welcome your feedback–both here on the staff blog and via email.
See you around the site.